Herniated Disc Treatment
If you’re tired of living with the pain and symptoms of a herniated disc, Dr. Jack Bradley and the team at Good News Chiropractic in Montrose, CO, are dedicated to helping you find relief.
Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs
While some people never feel any symptoms from a herniated disc, others suffer from debilitating pain. And often, the pain is so intense that they’re desperate enough to try anything for relief, even if that means addictive medications and invasive procedures. Fortunately, it is highly unlikely you have to resort to either, thanks to the type of specialized specific Chiropractic care found at Good News Chiropractic. Dr. Bradley and the team at Good News Chiropractic in Montrose, CO, will explain what a herniated disc is, how they occur, and how chiropractic care can help below.
What Exactly Is a Herniated Disc?
Between most vertebrae sit cushions known as discs, which are present to absorb shock and prevent the bones from rubbing against one another. Sometimes, the tough, outer casing develops a tear, which allows the inner filling to escape. This is known as a herniated disc.
What Causes the Disc to Tear?
In short, anything that puts undue pressure on the disc can cause it to tear. Typically, this is due to a misalignment in the spinal column, which can be the result of many different things. Sometimes, discs herniated due to an accident – such as an auto accident – or due to the discs wearing down over time.
Symptoms of Herniated Discs
The reason some people may never notice significant symptoms from a herniated disc is that the inner filling has not spilled onto other spinal components. However, most people suffer when that filling spills out onto surrounding nerves or vessels creating inflammation that puts pressure on the nerves. This has the potential to cause tingling, numbness, weakness, burning sensations, pain, and much more.
How Does Dr. Bradley’s Chiropractic Care Treat Herniated Discs?
Dr. Bradley’s aim is to remove the root cause of the issue. In this case, it would be whatever is putting pressure on the bulging, herniated or ruptured disc. First, adjustments are used to in an effort to correct and restore proper alignment to the spine. Spinal decompression adjusting opens up the disc space creating a negative pressure to pull the nucleus back into the disc, as well as pulling blood, oxygen, and other healing nutrients into the nucleus. This helps to replenish the disc, helping it to have a chance to do healing. The negative pressure created with a specialized decompression technic, helps to pull the nucleus back into the disc also with the goal of reducing pressure on the nerves.
In addition to addressing the root cause, Dr. Bradley’s comprehensive approach is to address any contributing factors as well, causing your symptoms. In addition to the adjustments a specific soft tissue therapy may be utilized to balance an over-reactive or under-reactive nervous system while reducing muscle tension and improving blood flow to the treatment site. At the appropriate time therapeutic exercises are given to strengthen your core, enhancing healing and reducing the chances of disc injuries in the future.
It may be your chance to find optimal relief and care from a herniated disc in the hands of Dr. Bradley, a certified specialist in the Activator Methods and Spinal Decompression, at Good News Chiropractic in Montrose, CO, by calling (970)252-8255.